What’s your take on fashion? I like to think fashion is an equally easy and difficult subject. The key is to get a firm grasp on colors, patterns, fabrics and style.
Granted, many people struggle with the concept. Celebrities with deep pockets turn to fashion experts to ensure they stay on top of their games at all times. Looking sophisticated sure doesn’t come easy.
But it is not as difficult as you think either. Once you understand how to properly combine colors, patterns, and style, you are on your way already.
From one fashionista to another, this color matching guide for men should get you into your A-game without any hassle.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
Why Matching Color Matters?
You could have Gucci and Louis Vuitton on and still look boring and bland if the colors do not match. Color matching brings life to your outfit. It is the final ingredient for a perfect ‘glow’. That’s why color comes first in the world of fashion.
The Color Wheel Principle
The color wheel designed by Newton comes in handy when explaining the basics of color matching. Nonetheless, you will need some expert tips to pull these colors off.
On the color wheel, we have complementary colors, which are placed at opposite sides of the wheel. These colors are regarded as evenly-matched colors. Next to these colors are the analogous colors which come in similar tones and sometimes blend perfectly.
The color wheel puts the following colors as a great match.
- Yellow and purple
- Blue and orange
- Red and green
- Oxblood (also called temptress) and lemon
By contrast, you can tell that alternating these colors won’t go down well. However, some matching hues on the color wheel will also appear loud or bland if not mixed properly.
The key is to ensure one of the colors is in a darker shade. So, if you are matching red with green, be sure the red or green is in a dark shade.
The Kings of Colors: Universal Colors that Match Everything
The preliminary level in understanding color matching involves identifying universal colors. I call them the King of Colors because they do a home run all the time. Irrespective of the other color, pattern, or style, you can always count on these colors as easy fixes for a classy look:
Don’t Go There! These Colors Never Match
This category should be labeled “Don’t Do This At Home” because they are difficult to pull off. Even when you try, you will most likely look too loud or too bland.
- Brown and gray
- Red and orange
- Purple and blue
- Green and red
- Orange and green
- Pink and green
Color Coordination: The Perfect Color Sync for Class
1. Dark Green and Brown
Brown as a neutral bottom will work with just about any top. Provided you pick a shade that works. When mixing dark green and brown, be sure to add an accent of a different light color to make your look pop.
2. Light Pink and Grey
Who said pink is not for men?! Styling this color may be somewhat difficult but it is certainly possible. You just have to get the shades right. To slay in pink, I will advise you stick with light shades of pink. And make it the top, not the bottom. Those are the easiest. Any bottom in white, dark gray, beige, black, tan, and black will do just fine.
3. Gray blue on Blue Denim
The idea of wearing blue on blue may sound chaotic but many fashionistas have pulled it off just fine. That’s right! The hack is to stick with a blue that complements your denim. You should totally try gray blue. Introducing another universal color is even dapper.
White and Navy
Navy as a base will make a ‘killer’ look when combined with white or blue (light shades). Since white is a universal color, you shouldn’t have any trouble pulling this off.
5. Dark Blue and Brown
This is all shades of class! You certainly cannot go wrong with this combination.
3 Factors that Can Influence Color Matching
• Your hair color
• Your Eye color
• Your skin color
Pro tip: Stick with color combos that complement your hair, skin, and eye color.
Pull Up and Show up!
So, when next you are stepping out, be sure to pull up and show up. Stay classy!